Seal of approval for upcoming Year of the Pig

PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Fifteen-year-old sea lion Leo posing on Wednesday after writing the Chinese character for wild boar during a ceremony attended by journalists and park visitors at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, Japan. The Year of the Pig will be celebrated across much of Asia in early February.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 29, 2018, with the headline 'Seal of approval for upcoming Year of the Pig'. Print Edition | Subscribe